Manchester City scout comments on the club's interest in Ajax sensation Kasper Dolberg

Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg

Dolberg's reputation is increasing by the week and, therefore, so too is his value.

Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg

A scout for Manchester City has told Danish newspaper BT that they are keeping a close eye on ‘special’ Ajax sensation Kasper Dolberg,

The Danish forward has been a revelation in the Eredivisie so far this term, scoring 11 times already including a stunning hat-trick in the weekend’s 5-0 thrashing of NEC Nijmegen.

However, it’s Dolberg’s all-round game that has scouts flocking to the Amsterdam ArenA, with his excellent hold-up play, deft touch and clinical finishing ensuring that last season’s runners-up have forgotten entirely about the departure of talismanic striker Arkadiusz Milik to Napoli in the summer.

Consequently, an array of Premier League clubs, such as Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, have all been credited with an interest in arguably the most exciting young striker in European football, but Pep Guardiola may find that he has yet another prodigious attacker at his disposal sooner rather than later.

“We are keeping a very close eye on him, and when the time is right we’ll make a decision on whether we should act”, Sebastian Arnesen, a scout for City, told BT.

Kasper Dolberg in action for Ajax

“He has a huge potential. He is tall, strong, brave and quick. He has an excellent touch, can play with his back to the goal and take the right decisions. And he can finish anywhere in the field.

“He is so special, and therefore he is of course also on the radar.”

Football Oranje report that the 19-year-old has no interest in departing Amsterdam this early in his career, having only made his professional debut in May last year for Danish outfit Silkeborg.

Furthermore, far too many talented youngsters have bitten off more than they can chew with a move that will only serve to reduce their game time, and with Sergio Aguero (below), Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and co all fighting for a starting place under Guardiola, staying in Holland appears the right decision for all parties.

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